Tiago Splitter named MVP as Caja Laboral Baskonia completes sweep of Ricky Rubio and FC Barcelona in ACB finals
A big congratulations go out this morning to Caja Laboral Baskonia, who achieved what was unthinkable a week ago in completing the three-game sweep of FC Barcelona last night to win, 79-78, and take the 2009-10 ACB title.
Regular-season ACB MVP Tiago Splitter was named the series top player after contributing a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds, while the real story for Baskonia was the surprising success of Lior Eliyahu. After playing just 25 minutes combined in the first two games, this past offseason’s key acquisition made it all worth the money in playing nearly 26 minutes in game three and befuddling Barça’s big men to the tune of 9-of-14 shooting for an even 18 points.
The Spurs HAVE to find a way to get him over here
LOL...these guys are all Hype...
I'm sorry. Have you EVER seen Splitter play? If you had you never would make such a silly statement. Splitter has some of the finest defensive skills I have ever seen in a big man, coupled with nicely refined post skills. Very much comparable to Pau, but with more of an edge to him. The only reason he has yet to come here is $$$. As a star there he isn'y subject to the restrictions of rookie contracts in the NBA, meaning that while he can't sign contracts that are as long as over here, as long as he plays well his short term contracts will ALWAYS out $ what his rookie contract would be. Now that he is past that problem, the Spurs would have to find a way to offer him a FA contract somehow comparable to what he would make (tax-free mind you) overseas.
ScareCrow obviously doesn't know basketball at all.